Starkville leaders say they'll lean on public input as a guidepost for its upcoming comprehensive plan after numerous residents said Thursday they feel like they were left out of the process.
Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver on Wednesday bound Terry Lamont Hill, 42, of West Point, over to the Oktibbeha County grand jury on felony rape, kidnapping and robbery charges.
While Oktibbeha County supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees debated the need for a strategic financial assessment of the county-owned hospital Tuesday, both sides agreed the issue of whether or not to sell the facility needs to be settled for good soon.
City staff could begin rewriting Starkville's development codes as soon as mid-June if aldermen adopt a proposed comprehensive plan at their next meeting.
Tuesday's implementation of a consent agenda by the Starkville Board of Aldermen could be the last time it's used this year, as Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said Friday he'll again favor handling all matters of city business one at a time at the board table.
District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said the county should explore options to take over the two high school campuses abandoned after consolidation and find public uses for the two facilities.
The Mississippi Horse Park is set to host its first Mississippi Trotting Association-sanctioned harness race Sunday if the weather leading into the event cooperates.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 2014 capital murder conviction of Archie Quinn, who was found guilty of shooting his former girlfriend eight years ago in Oktibbeha County.
Former Mississippi State University quarterback Dak Prescott's driving under the influence case was continued Tuesday to mid-June, his attorney and Starkville Municipal Court Administrator Tony Rook confirmed.
Starkville's current public park system will only provide about half of the acreage needed to support the city's projected 2020 population and needs to add about 150 acres to meet demands in the next 20 years, a draft of master planning efforts states.
Oktibbeha County is one step closer to developing a new industrial park after Starkville aldermen joined supervisors in supporting an almost 400-acre site northeast of the Highway 82-Highway 25 bypass and pledging $7 million toward the project.
Oktibbeha County supervisors hired a consultant Monday to assist with a potential evaluation of OCH Regional Medical Center's financial health, but not before District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said fellow board members are "re-opening old wounds" by flirting with a process that could lead to a sale or lease of the county-controlled hospital.
Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting could shape the future of economic development for Oktibbeha County for years to come.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees and Mississippi State University are backing the Golden Triangle Development LINK's plan to develop almost 400 acres northeast of the Highway 25-Highway 82 interchange into a new industrial park.
Starkville is another step closer to having entertainment districts in which bar patrons may carry alcoholic drinks out of businesses and into public spaces.
A Starkville man died after an automobile struck him as he biked down Old West Point Road Tuesday.
Starkville Parks and Recreation Department's late electric bills from past fiscal years are now paid in full, Mayor Parker Wiseman said Wednesday.
Three core Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District functions will have new leaders for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year.
Mississippi State University officials pledged to review all applicable policies surrounding the security of their facilities and prosecute future trespassers after a junior environmental economics and management major fell to his death Saturday.
Issues surrounding the planned George M. Bryan Airport runway expansion project could negate the construction of an access road in a proposed industrial park south of the area, thereby eliminating one of three industrial park options.
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